Tom Hanks Bio, Movies, Children, Age, Wife, Net worth

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is an actor, a film producer and the youngest recipient of the American Film Institute Life achievement Award, he has feature in many films like the Philadelphia and the Forest Gump.

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Tom Hanks age

Hanks was born on July 9th, 1956, in Voncord California, he is 67 years old.

Tom Hanks family

His parents are Amos Mefford Gankd and Jane Maryltn. He has three siblings namely Jim, Sandra and Larry.

Tom Hanks Wife

 He got married to Samantha Lewes in 1978 who’s is a producer and an actress but divorced in 1987 with two children namely Elizabeth and Colin. He then got married to Rita Wilson in 1988 and they have two sons namely Truman and Chester.

Tom Hanks education

He attended Skyline High school in Oakland, he then joined Chabot College in California but later transferred to California State University to study acting, he quoted his studies after an internship offer by Great Lakes in Shakespeare Festival in Lakewood.

Tom Hanks acting career

Hanks’ career began in Shakespeares as a Proteus which earned him the Best Actor Award in the Cleveland Critics circle in 1978. He acted in Shakespeare play in a number of summer productions.

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Tom Hanks movies

He then relocated to New York in 1979 to perform in Broadway he made his debut in 1980 in “He Knows You Are Alone” which was a horror movie. Tom also earned critical claims when he featured in Bosom Buddies a TV Sitcom. He managed to starred in Happy Days which is a Tv Episode then in 1984 he made a breakthrough when he was invited by Ton Howard to play supporting role in a comic film “Splash”

At his young age he in 1988 he feature in the Penny Marshalls Big as a 13-year-old boy who was trapped inside a 35-year-old man this made him begin appearing in blockbuster hits. That same year Punchline was released, and his notable performance earned him an award by Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award.


In 1993 Hank made a major breakthrough in a film named ‘Philadelphia’ by Jonathan Demme where he played the role of attorney with AIDS. This earned him an award by Oscar and MTV Movie Award and also made a reduction of 37 pounds for the film.

A year later he featured in an epic romantic comedy drama named ‘Forest Gump’ an eponymous novel written by Winston Groom where he played a leading role and was awarded the Academy Award. In 1998 he joined Steven Spielberg and appeared in ‘Saving Private Ryan‘ where he played a very challenging role but at the end he was awarded the best actor.

In 2001, he was part of if the Band of Brothers in the HBO mini-series and also A Tribute to Heroes’. Your year’s later featured in the polar express by Zemeckis Robert, Coen Brothers, The Terminal, The lady killers and Spielbergs. He then joined Howard again and featured in ‘The Day Vinci Code’ a Dan Brown Novel as Robert Longdon.

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He was the co-producer of The Great Buck Howard in 2008. In 2012 he was the executive producer in the 2008 presidential campaign major works a film named Game Change. He was the youngest recipient to have received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award which was presented by Steven Spielberg. In 2006 he was inducted into the US Army Rangers Hall of Fame.